Designed by the legendary architect Robert A.M. Stern, 15 Central Park West is a Neo-Classical masterpiece that pays homage to the classic Candela-designed apartment buildings on Park and Fifth Avenue. Borrowing heavily from the styles commonly found in the 1920s, the building is divided into two separate entrances — a glass-enclosed lobby leading up to a 35-story tower on Broadway and a 19-story tower on Central Park West known as the "House”. Nicknamed “Limestone Jesus” for its luxury pre-war facade, the popular building sold out before construction was even finished.
So what does the penthouse of the most powerful address in the world look like?
Available to the public for the first time, the $65 million duplex penthouse offers serene privacy and sits atop the "House", occupying 5,900-square-feet across the southeast corner of the building, and an additional 1,000-square-feet of terrace space.
Enter the eighteenth floor through a brightly lit foyer that enjoys the light from the windowed reception room, a spacious closet and windowed powder room. A dramatic central gallery, anchored by a sweeping staircase serves as a gateway to the home's gracious spaces. The grand living room is park-facing with a large wrap terrace, corner exposure and gas fireplace.
The living room boasts four sets of large French doors leading to the park-facing terrace that add to the gracious ambience of this unique home. With multiple seating areas, the planted outdoor terrace is equipped with an irrigation system, lighting, speaker system and motorized awning. The outdoor space enjoys some of the very best views to be found of the park and provides a peaceful respite.
The large formal dining room benefits from an additional entrance to the terrace, expanding the entertaining space to include a lovely outdoor sitting and dining area.
A door off the gallery subtly hides an expansive eat-in kitchen with a butler's pantry, large informal dining area and a staff room with en-suite bathroom. This professional quality kitchen comes fully equipped with a wet island, a large Thermador oven and range, additional oven and warming drawer, triple dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer with additional refrigerator and freezer drawers, two sinks and a wine refrigerator. A service entrance and elevator that serves the two floors of the penthouse are also found in this area.
Head up the grand staircase to the nineteenth floor where the master bedroom suite lies. Encompasses the entire eastern exposure of the apartment overlooking Central Park, the suite includes a large corner bedroom, a gracious park-facing sitting room and two full bathrooms, one with direct park views. Each of the two master bathrooms are complimented by dressing areas and walk-in closets. This sprawling private master suite opens onto a quiet balcony over Central Park which extends the length of the bedroom and sitting room.
The western side of this floor contains three additional grand bedroom suites, including a large corner bedroom. Each of these suites enjoys generous closet space and an en-suite bathroom. In addition, there is a fully outfitted laundry room on this floor.
The apartment has an internal private elevator, a gas fireplace, individually zoned central ac/heat, custom closets plus motorized shades and awnings. Also included with the purchase of PH18/19A is a studio apartment/service suite in the Tower (with its own kitchenette, closet and bath), a wine cellar and two storage units.
15 Central Park West plays host to a collection of luxurious amenities for the exclusive use of its residents, including a private restaurant, a library, a 20-seat screening room, billiard room, business center, a 75' swimming pool, a 14,000-square-foot fitness center and private driveway that allows for completely private access into the property. The building is staffed by a team of white glove doormen, concierge and elevator attendants, as well as a building manager and a number of additional support staff.